Through our CEIAG programme, we want to inspire every student, regardless of background or ability and give them the opportunities to acquire the social, educational, and employability skills necessary to succeed.

The CEIAG – (Careers Education Information Advice Guidance) provision in a Delta Academy has been designed to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work. Our Careers Programme is personalised to the academy in conjunction with our partners at

Our Careers programme runs from Year 7 to Year 11 and prepares students well for life after they leave school. It has been designed to align with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which have been recognised by the government as outlining the requirements of an excellent careers programme.

Students have many encounters with employers and learn about the different careers and the various routes into these careers. It helps students to find careers that suit them and prepare them to follow their desired path.

Students learn about the different work sectors and are taught to challenge the various stereotypes and discrimination that exists in the world of work. Students learn how to take responsibility for their own careers by planning for the future.

They learn how to create an effective CV and learn useful skills such as developing a professional and successful interview technique.

The programme supports pupils through each of the transitions they face such as choosing Year 9 options and deciding what to do after Year 11 and securing their post 16 destination.

If any students feel they require a careers meeting, please fill out this form by scanning the QR code or please ask your learning manager

Our Careers programme is comprised of the following:

Students receive individual impartial advice from our Level 7 qualified Careers advisor Vanessa Hailes (Progress Careers). Students identified as requiring extra support receive regular individual impartial advice from our advisor. Impartial and independent advice is given to students in accordance with the Statutory Guidance for Schools (Jan 18)). It is organised and delivered in accordance with the Gatsby benchmarks.  All students receive a number of one-to-one meetings in either Year 10 or Year 11. Students in any year can request a Careers meeting. Any requests to see the Careers advisor should be made directly to the appropriate Learning Manager or contact Mr Turton (Careers Lead) or Vanessa Hailes (Advisor).

The Careers advisor is also present at the Parents’ Evenings and other events for Years 9-11 as well as the careers fair and results day for Year 11.

Careers lessons take place within the EPC Programme. Each lesson focus is matched at KS3 and at KS4 with the CDI (Careers Development Institute) framework for careers, employability and enterprise education and in line with Gatsby Benchmarks.

All students set up profiles through careers websites (Start Profile) which they use to help them to

  • find the right career path. This platform can also be accessed at home by students and parents.
  • Students have encounters with employers each year through talks from guest speakers in specific careers ‘Step Up’ days and assemblies in Years 7-11.
  • Students have careers mornings (Step Up Mornings) in all year groups in which they will hear from external speakers and employers and carry out various careers-related activities throughout the morning.
  • Students across all Year groups have contact with employers and further education through various school trips and guest speakers visiting lessons.

Our Careers programme is evaluated every year to help assess and then strengthen our careers provision. We will review what is working well and will identify areas that require further development so that we can continue to improve our practice. Timely careers reports are produced and shared with Senior Leaders at certain points throughout the year. These are subsequently shared with members of the governing body.

Careers Learning Journey

The following learning journey gives a breakdown of the minimum experiences each student has from Year 7 through to year 11.

Careers Education is provided though:

  • Subject Lessons, – Information and discussions in with a subject specific focus to help you make decisions about careers based on subject knowledge and transferable skills.
  • Tutorials, Assemblies & Life Lessons – Discussions and resources about the local market information, growth job sectors and
  • Step Up Days – Events such as employability days

Information, Advice & Guidance is provided through:

  • Careers Cafes & Careers Fairs – Employers, Colleges and Universities will visit the school on a regular basic to talk to you about their industry and how to train and qualify for role in that sector.
  • Careers Portal – You have access to our online Careers Portal.
  • Results Service – a team of advisers will be able to talk through you needs on results day to help you confirm your intended destination.
  • Qualified 1-2-1 Guidance – You also have access to a qualified careers advisor, who will provide confidential and impartial advice to students on the information they have received or to help guide students to make fully informed decisions.
    • Planning for the future – if you have a career idea but want to find out the best route for you or if you have no career ideas our advisers can help you create career ideas around your interests and skills.
    • GCSE & A Level Options – Choosing your options and what would best suit you.
    • Apprenticeships – Finding work or an apprenticeship, including job hunting techniques including mock interviews
    • Higher Education – Reviewing the options and planning the 14-19 journey
    • Parents Evenings – Access to careers advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, enrichment activities, parents and option evenings and on results days
    • Technology – Information and updates will also be available on notice boards, plasma screens and the websites

Careers Contacts

Careers Leader: Mr A Turton

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01709 864001

SLT Careers Leader: Mr S Lomasney

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01709 864001

Careers Adviser

  • Vanessa Hailes (Masters and Level 7 PG Diploma in Education and Careers Guidance)
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01709 864001

General Enquires and Provider Access

Please contact the Careers Leader or use the contact details below

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01709 864001

Careers Meeting Request

If you would like to request a meeting with our careers advisor and child please fill in this form

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